The Biotechnology Unit provides biotechnology tools to core breeding programs and conducts other molecular biological and genetic research. The unit focuses on provision of Marker Assisted Selection expertise to the plant breeding programs.
Key research infrastructure
Core capabilities include most molecular biological and recombinant DNA technologies including cloning, mutagenesis, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assays) protein and antibody technologies, molecular phylogenetics, mapping and molecular diagnostics.
Key research collaborations
Value Added Wheat CRC, NSW Agricultural Genomics Centre, Grains R&D Corporation (GRDC), Charles Sturt University, Murdoch University, Melbourne University, Australian Proteome Analysis Facility, CSIRO, EGA and Plant Health Australia.
Dr Andrew Mitchell
Research Leader, Biotechnology
Phone: 02 6391 3338